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makar0n

Member Since 24 May 2014
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In Topic: WTB Inon Z-240 Type 4

07 May 2019 - 05:54 AM

Thanks Interceptor121 & makar0n for the tips.  My AA batteries are on the charger now and I will run some experiments tomorrow to see if I can resolve it.  I only use the strobes in manual power model with fiber optic triggering so I am not sure why the trigger batteries would effect the strobe power output but I will try new ones just to see.

 

I still am interested in picking up a "spare" if anyone has one available.

 

Was using mine in manual as well, when i had the issue, barely last week. My trigger takes two CR2450 batteries, and has two LEDs, so somehow assume one was getting the right charge, while the other was just emitting a weak light. Think Inon adjusts the light output based on a signal somehow. You can ask Pavel Kolpakov, he is a guru if it comes to strobe triggers.

Initially, one strobe was sometimes flashing sometimes not. After noticing red light on the trigger, I have then changed one (out of 2) batteries (in flash trigger) for a new one (only had one with me...), and it was working fine. After a few dives the older battery (2nd one) got a bit exhausted as well, with trigger flashing red again. Strobe, while it was still working, was emitting visibly weaker light, despite being on manual and the same settings as the other one. After i've exchanged the older battery as well, for a one salvaged from a spare Suunto, issue went away immediately.


In Topic: Eco Friendly Mask De-fogger

07 May 2019 - 05:31 AM

I Spit.

I also read you can use a half potato. But I am not sure how piratical it is to have always potato for diving in you dive bag ;)

 

now this is something new...well, glory to the potato, one can eat it, make alcohol from it, now it will even clean your mask! All hail the mighty potato!

...inexaustible supply, always carried with you, no plastic bottles involved and fully organic - spit.


In Topic: WTB Inon Z-240 Type 4

06 May 2019 - 11:29 AM

Might sound silly but did you check the "Advanced Cancel Circuit Switch" ? it sometimes get stuck if you have a salt build-up. Also, are you using a flash trigger ? If so check the batteries.

First time i've had a similar issue it was the salt thingie. Recently had it again, ever more pronounced, and it turned out flash trigger batteries were low, which caused one strobe not to receive full signal.

 

Good luck!


In Topic: Lightweight Carry On Options for large mirror less housing?

04 May 2019 - 04:03 AM

...and my 5 cents:

Manfrotto BumbleBee 220 (https://www.youtube....h?v=AO2SnpkG-58)

 

Been using it for years now, and it works very well. Good quality, and thanks to being a backpack, and of a smaller appearance it usually does not attract any attention at the check in :) Easily fits into the overhead lockers or under the seat.

As for all the crap inside:

-Nauticam GH4 housing + 6" dome + 4.33" fisheye dome + 45 macro port + housing handles

-2 Sola lights + charger

-2 dive computers

-2 Inon Z-240s

-Mares torch

-Z-Bolt laser

-CMC-1

-2 lenses 45 and 12-35

-misc crap - pump, Nauticam tool, o-rings, 5 sets of Eneloops, some paperwork, camera charger, usb cables, strobe ball mounts, extra ball mounts for housing, fiber optic cables, 3 pairs of diffusers, yellow filters etc

-13" laptop

 

Basically most of the stuff..only things that travel separately are: GH4 body + 7-14, 8,14-140 + 2 fluro filters (small camera bag, over the shoulder), clamps, floats, arms, dyi snoot, AA battery charger (main suitcase)

Total weight round 12 kg, and that is including a laptop. Again, since it looks smallish, nobody bothers to check it. Once got pulled by some overzealous SwissPort employee, but as soon as the nearby Garuda rep arrived and heard it is a UW camera, it was immediately waved through, no further questions asked. Never flew via US though so dunno about the famous TSA...

 

Pics attached (took out two plastic bags with some paperwork, o-rings and tool, that usually are on top of the pile)


In Topic: Calling Flouro experts

17 April 2019 - 12:21 PM

Now that is some alien thing...didnt even realized they glow :)

Thanks for the pics. Lee 101 indeed looks most balanced. Curious about spring yellow 100 though, kinda like this neonish green. Judging by the wavelength, seems it lets a bit blue in..now if only I can find a glass equivalent...